UMass Neurosciences Publications – May 2021

Qiangfei Xia

This month’s featured researcher is Qiangfei Xia, who is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Qiangfei works in the area of nanoelectronics. His research group is developing energy-efficient hardware systems for machine intelligence, security, sensing and communication. He is an author on a paper that recently appeared in Frontiers in Nanotechnology, “Engineering Tunneling Selector to Achieve High Non-linearity for 1S1R Integration“, which describes technology to increase the density-packing of memristors, which can act like artificial synapses.

Here’s what else is new for ‘ ”University of Massachusetts” AND Amherst AND neuroscience’ in PubMed. These publications appeared on line in May. They are just a fraction of the neuroscience research that occurs on campus. You can click on the PubMed ID to find the publication.

1: Mason GM, Holmes JF, Andre C, Spencer RMC. Bedsharing in Early Childhood: Frequency, Partner Characteristics, and Relations to Sleep. J Genet Psychol. 2021 May 14:1-20. doi: 10.1080/00221325.2021.1916732. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33988085.

2: Gregory DL, Sup FC 4th, Choi JT. Contributions of spatial and temporal control of step length symmetry in the transfer of locomotor adaptation from a motorized to a non-motorized split-belt treadmill. R Soc Open Sci. 2021 Feb 10;8(2):202084. doi: 10.1098/rsos.202084. PMID: 33972880; PMCID: PMC8074624.

3: Rothwell ES, Freire-Cobo C, Varghese M, Edwards M, Janssen WGM, Hof PR, Lacreuse A. The marmoset as an important primate model for longitudinal studies of neurocognitive aging. Am J Primatol. 2021 May 21:e23271. doi: 10.1002/ajp.23271. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34018622.

4: Sato S, Choi JT. Neural Control of Human Locomotor Adaptation: Lessons about Changes with Aging. Neuroscientist. 2021 May 20:10738584211013723. doi: 10.1177/10738584211013723. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34014124.

5: Bowman LC, McCormick SA, Kane-Grade F, Xie W, Bosquet Enlow M, Nelson CA. Infants’ neural responses to emotional faces are related to maternal anxiety. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2021 May 16. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.13429. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33993507.

6: Kinlein SA, Karatsoreos IN. The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis as a substrate for stress resilience: Interactions with the circadian clock. Front Neuroendocrinol. 2020 Jan;56:100819. doi: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2019.100819. Epub 2019 Dec 19. PMID: 31863788; PMCID: PMC7643247.

7: Pak C, Danko T, Mirabella VR, Wang J, Liu Y, Vangipuram M, Grieder S, Zhang X, Ward T, Huang YA, Jin K, Dexheimer P, Bardes E, Mitelpunkt A, Ma J, McLachlan M, Moore JC, Qu P, Purmann C, Dage JL, Swanson BJ, Urban AE, Aronow BJ, Pang ZP, Levinson DF, Wernig M, Südhof TC. Cross-platform validation of neurotransmitter release impairments in schizophrenia patient-derived NRXN1-mutant neurons. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 Jun 1;118(22):e2025598118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2025598118. PMID: 34035170.

8: Lacreuse A, Raz N, Schmidtke D, Hopkins WD, Herndon JG. Age-related decline in executive function as a hallmark of cognitive ageing in primates: an overview of cognitive and neurobiological studies. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2020 Nov 9;375(1811):20190618. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0618. Epub 2020 Sep 21. PMID: 32951543; PMCID: PMC7540957.

9: Arinze I, Moorman DE. Selective impact of lateral orbitofrontal cortex inactivation on reinstatement of alcohol seeking in male Long-Evans rats. Neuropharmacology. 2020 May 15;168:108007. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2020.108007. Epub 2020 Feb 12. PMID: 32092436.

10: Upadhyay NK, Blum T, Maksymovych P, Lavrik NV, Davila N, Katine JA, Ievlev AV, Chi M, Xia Q, Yang JJ. Engineering Tunneling Selector to Achieve High Non-linearity for 1S1R Integration. Frontiers in Nanotechnology. 2021 Apr 15;3:28.